When Interpretation Goes South

Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips Guide

When Interpretation Goes South Over the years I have witnessed and participated in the famous Western propensity to spin yarns about almost any subject. “Where is the hole?” is our version of the age old Snipe hunt. And though tourists may expect some measure of abuse at the hands of “the locals,” I’m keenly aware…

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Winners of the 2015 Barker-Ewing Photo Contest

After days of hard work, Mr. Tom Mangelsen – our illustrious, esteemed, and impartial photo judge – has decided on the winners of the Second Annual Barker-Ewing Photo Contest. He deliberated over many customer photo entries in not one but two categories. We added a landscape category this year because, in addition to world-class wildlife…

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Unidentified Flying Objects

flying raven - Barker Ewing river float trip

As we navigate our stretch of the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, Barker-Ewing guides are constantly on the lookout for wildlife. Moose, Mule Deer, and Elk make their homes in the spruce and cottonwood forests along the riverbank and are relatively easy to spot. I’ve frequently had Pronghorn Antelope, Bison, Otters and Beaver…

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Take time out for Life

Red Desert, Wyoming - Barker Ewing Float Trips

I recently read a post on the O.A.R.S. blog–20 reasons why a Rafting Trip is the Perfect Family Getaway.  I love what river runner Ben Curnett wrote: You don’t have much time. No one does. It’s why vacations are so important. You’ve got to make every second count. But you don’t want to be in “hurry…

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A Day of Peace on the River

The International Day of Peace is held every year on September 21st, with the purpose of providing” an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace.”   As a project for her Roots & Shoots program–which engages and inspires thousands of young people from countries around the world–Dr. Jane Goodall, the renowned primatologist and…

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Masked Bandit seen along the Snake River!

raccoon - wildlife Grand Teton National Park

Rascal.  That wonderful friend and companion of the young Sterling North.  Rascal was quite the charmer, who helped Sterling win (and lose) the pie eating contest… that “ringtailed wonder” who also helped Sterling learn the life lessons about loss, and in the process reconnect with society during his childhood in the time of World War I.…

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